This weekend, get your designated drivers in place and come down to the Collingwood Craft Beer & Cider Festival. In its second year, this highly-successful festival brings you delicious food and drink from local brewers and chefs.
Located at the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena (and its parking lot), events will happen Friday night from 5pm to 9pm and on Saturday from 12pm until 9pm. Once you are done there, be sure to head to one of Collingwood’s great restaurants for a nightcap.
There are a number of ticket options, with include admission and more that you can buy in advance. If you just want to attend, tickets are $15 for either Friday or Saturday. For $20, you’ll get admission, plus six sample tokens plus a commemorative sample beer stein. Once you are there, you can buy additional sample tokens for only $1 each. If you plan on sampling, the $20 admission option is your best bet. If you wait until you get to the door to pay for your tickets, the prices will go up $5 (that’s five samples!).
Some of the great beer and ciders to try at this festival will include:
- Angry Orchard Hard Cider
- Barnstormer Brewing
- Black Oak Brewing
- Brickworks Ciderhouse
- Creemore Springs Brewery
- Four Fathers Brewing Co.
- Highlander Brew Co.
- Junction Craft Brewing
- Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
- Sawdust City Brewing Co.
- The Collingwood Brewery
- Side Launch
- … and so many more!
Not just good food and brew, there is also live music to entertain you on both days. Friday night will feature Drew Wright and Strange Potatoes. On Saturday you can see Jason Redman Band, Touch of Vinyl and Strange Potatoes.
If you want to head out tonight (Thursday, August 25th), there is a warm-up party at the Huron Club tonight with reps from La biere St-Ambroise to answer your questions, plus come complimentary samples and prizes.
A few things to remember
This is a 19+ event, so you will need your identification to prove your age. Children and pets are not allowed, with the exception of infants, who must remain in their strollers. If you are going to drink, remember not to drive!